Sky

Senior Automation Tester

Recruiter
Sky
Location
Leeds
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 May 2021
Closes
04 Jun 2021
Ref
55976
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.


This is a great opportunity to join our Identity Tribe. Based at Leeds Dock, the Identity Tribe is at the heart of Sky's global digital platforms. You will be joining a diverse and encouraging team where the focus is on building scalable applications with security and reliability built in.


What you'll do:

- Coach the Feature Squads on best practices to assist with delivering excellent software
- Contribute to the testing strategy used to guide the principles and practices of quality assurance
- Promote testing at all steps of the development cycle along with mentoring other testers in the squads
- Contribute to the testing and tribe's continuous improvement efforts by driving initiatives, as well as running and participating in workshops
- Drive quality assurance activities in squads including requirements analysis, exploratory testing and test automation
- Provide client team support, lead on investigating incidents and participate in release activities


What you'll bring:

- Knowledge and experience of testing containerised, cloud-hosted back-end systems with REST APIs using mainstream tools (Postman, Insomnia etc.)
- Understanding of multi-tiered web applications and web technologies (HTTP, Json, XML, HTML, JavaScript etc.)
- Good knowledge and experience of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) for test automation, and improving code quality (Java, C# etc.)
- Experience of creating, executing and maintaining automated tests using BDD frameworks such as Cucumber or Gauge
- Great analytical skills and the QA mindset to ask the right questions
- Experience of testing software in an agile methodology along with CI/CD using build tools like Jenkins, GitHub, Octopus etc.


Why Identity?

We want everyone in the Identity tribe to achieve their full potential, so you'll get to spend 10% of your time working on your own or open-source projects. Your new colleagues will support you in learning new skills, for example introducing you to test frameworks like Gauge, or working with Docker containers. There is also opportunity for you to attend and speak at conferences or similar events. All this in addition to the many benefits you'll have access to as a Sky employee.


The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

- Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
- A generous pension package
- Private healthcare
- Discounted mobile and broadband


Where you'll work:

Leeds:

Our spacious tech hub is under a mile away from Leeds train station, with free water taxis available from Granary Wharf. There's also plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.

You can also blow off steam over a game of pool or table tennis and stay fit at our subsidised gym.


Inclusion:

Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.


Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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